Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars on Feb. 28. Before he does, take a look at some of his material and his Academy swagger in behind-the-scenes shots from his promo shoot.
“A frame by frame peek at our #Oscars promo shoot with [Chris Rock],” reads the Academy’s Twitter page alongside a photo of Rock during his photoshoot. Also getting their close-ups were one of the coveted statuettes and “the guys behind the guys.” See the sneak peeks below.
Closing out the behind-the-scenes look is a shot of Rock’s teleprompter. It reads, “When they asked me to host the Oscars, I told them that I’d only do it if Jimmy Kimmel hosts a live special after the Oscars.” The late-night comedy host held his 10th annual After the Oscars special earlier this year, featuring the Kimmel school of perfect acting.
The 88th Academy Awards will be shown live on Sunday, Feb. 28, starting at 7 p.m. ET.